2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

PSY 161 Chemical Dependency and the Dysfunctional Family

3 hours

This course examines the way alcoholism and drug abuse begin with a family, how they affect family life, the different types of family treatment offered, and the difficult process of recovery.  Comparisons will be made between alcoholic and drug abusing families, and families suffering from other types of difficulties.  Role playing, family sculpting and other experimental approaches will be used to aid in teaching.




Formerly SOC 161 Chemical Dependency and the Dysfunctional Family.

This course is part of the Addiction Studies minor and the CASAC program.  See the Psychology Department for more details.